Wednesday, October 9, 2013

2nd The Olive Tree Market Christmas Poster Competition

That's right after a hugely successful launch in 2012 we're doing it again! We want a very different poster design to last year winning entry. Here is the brief! There is lots of room for interpretation:'Olive Tree is a community of artists & makers. The poster design should celebrate the energy & creativity of this community in an eye-catching & imaginative way. It's the celebration of the major yearly market. WE WANT FRESH, EXCITING IMAGERY THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE!' Design can be in any medium. It's a fast and furious turn around so get creative! We look forward to seeing some amazing designs. Here is a link to last years finalists: will be be undertaking by talented local artists!The WINNING POSTER DESIGN will receive $300 + $200 Eckersley's Art & Craft  Gift Voucher + Small Prize Pack as well as being Exhibited as part of the Finalist Exhibition at Suspension Cafe & used as the Christmas Market Poster! There is also a Second & Third Prize. Thanks!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Welcome to Olive Tree 2013!

Its been a while since I've been on the blog so hello and welcome to 2013 at The Olive Tree Market! It's not that I have absent, rather its been a very busy few months, and the blog has been last on the list!! I'll be more dedicated from now on! Promise....

There is always so much going on in the Newcastle art scene especially for a city of this size. Sometimes its easy to get a little side tracked. So yes, time to focus! There are some great things in the pipeline for Olive Tree in 2013 but things are still incubating so more on those when things become a little clearer. There will be lots of features about our artists and designers coming your way soon too!

Our first market for 2013 was actually cancelled for the first time in 41/2 years, which was very disappointing, especially since we are Rain, Hail or Shine! It all got a little bit Wizard of Oz with the wind and we had marquees lifting and flying through the air so as a matter of public safety we all went home! So please don't think a little rain bothers the Olive Tree community because we have had lots of gumboot worthy markets in the past and will be on in future if its raining!

So, next week Saturday March 2nd is our official first market for 2013. The stallholders have had a very rainy market start to 2013 so I'm hoping it will be a beautiful day for them! There is lots of new work that will be popping up on the day so make sure you come along and hang out at Olive Tree because our artists & designers have missed you!

Oh and this is our fancy new stallholder poster. Hope you like it! Once again lovely work by our designer Gwenaelle Levasseur.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Christmas Market Dec 1st Musicians & More!

There will be lots happening at The Olive Tree Christmas Market!!

Adrian Quinn Trio
Jack Dawson + Guitar
Zoe Journe Klemenczuk Trio
Georgie-Rose Davies- Kefecek 
Earthen Rhythms African Drumming

Children's Paper Art Workshop + Chop Shop Clinc
Performers & more!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Olive Tree Christmas Market Stallholders/December 1st 9am-5pm

  1. 3 Chooks/ Anna Trigg/  Home wares/ Lampshades
  2. 4Leaf Clover/ Fiona Budzynski/ Home wares/ Screen-printed/ Printmaking/ Floral Designs
  3. A Taste Of Greece/ Martes & Con Kakavas/ Food Stall/ Greek 
  4. A Taste of The Bush/ Claire Perry/ Artisan Food/ Olis/Dukkahs/Jams etc
  5. Abby Bingham/ Textile Arts/ Quilting/Framed Fabric Artworks
  6. Addison Avenue/ Andrea Batt/ Children's/Clothing/Girls
  7. Alie Jane Travel Accessories/ Alie Bodman/  Textile Arts/Travel Accessories
  8. Amanda Safranko/ Illustration/ Cards
  9. Angie Goto/ Illustration/Prints/Cards/Jewellery
  10. Anita Sharma/ Mehendi / Henna Tattoo
  11. Arno Designs/ Grant Lidell/ Painting/Prints/Jewellery
  12. Arolyn Grove/ Ross & Lyn/ Artisan Food
  13. Arthouse Industries/ Skye Petho/  Jewellery/Handmade Glass 
  14. Aunty Eva’s Jams / Michelle Popovski / Artisan Food 
  15. Baby Walrus/ Renai Evans/ Children's/Handmade Softies/ Women's Clothing 
  16. Barbara Sargeant/ Textile Art/Tea Cosies/ Christmas Decorations
  17. Billie the Kid Design/ Michaela Siewert/ Home wares/Surface Art/ Screen-Printing
  18. Blackbird Artisan Bakery / Carolyn Scott / Artisan Food 
  19. Blissful Brush / Jennifer / Painting/Textiles/Bunting 
  20. Blonde Samurai / Olivia Raymond /  Jewellery/Handmade Glass Pendants 
  21. Blossom Eco Skin Care / Monique Finlay / Handmade Skin Care 
  22. Blueberry Paper / Sandra Oost/ Illustration/ Cards/Paper/Textiles 
  23. Bon Chai / Jane Spiteri/ Artisan Food 
  24. Boxy / Sally Jarmaine / Jewellery/ Books from Recycled Children’s Books 
  25. Cathula Designs / Cath Stephens / Fashion/Women’s 
  26. Cheeks Meeks / Silvana Freeman / Children's/Clothing 
  27. Cherry Blossom/Angleworx / Kyoko & Rie / Fashion/Children's & Ladies                                                                                     
  28. Chompa / Nuria Mestres / Textile/Contemporary/ Crochet/Clothing 
  29. Chop Chop Clinic/ Paper Workshop for Children
  30. Chris Hancock / Chris Hancock/ Christmas Based Art 
  31. Circle of Friends / Ann Carman / Textile/ Arts 
  32. Cocoa Nib / Aymee Slaviero / Artisan Food/ Handmade Chocolates 
  33. Cossack Kefir / James Macdonald / Artisan Food/Spiced Drink 
  34. Cotton Floss / Rachel Noonan / Home wares/ Printmaking 
  35. Dandelion & Honey / Karla MacLean / Children's/Handmade Toys 
  36. David Hampton / David Hampton / Printmaking 
  37. David Little Designs /David Little / Fashion/Men’s 
  38. Deanna Marie / Deanna Pamenter /Painting 
  39. Dianna Bower / Dianna Bower /  Jewellery/Ecclectique 
  40. Ecclectique Designs /  Lauren Boyd / Jewellery/Beaded/Silver 
  41. Elfin Trail / Ange Rosemann /  Children's/Steiner Toys 
  42. Ella Guapa / Michelle Bryant /  Jewellery/Silver 
  43. Embrace Virtues / Louie Hahn / Handmade Books                                                                                                                                         
  44. Fairymoon/ Sue Sayers/  Children's/Girls Clothing
  45. Fiesta/  Issy Westall/  Textiles/Bunting Flags/Home wares
  46. Fig Designs/ Joanne/ Jewellery/Art 
  47. Floral & Spot / Raylee Allen / Fashion/Women's 
  48. Franca Sibert /  Franca Sibert / Photography/Art 
  49. Frankie & Frida / Gavin Vitullo/  Jewellery/Wooden Pendants 
  50. Frankie Small / Becky Carver / Children's Clothing/ Women’s Fashion 
  51. Frejj / Julia Flanagan / Leather/ Contemporary/ Bags and Jewellery 
  52. Fugu Fashion / Jess Freeman / Textile Arts/ Japanese Inspired 
  53. Gabrielle Vinden / Gabrielle Vinden/ Accessories/ Recycled Art   
  54. Garden Grub / Sheree Odgen / Artisan Food/ Cakes
  55. Goat Soap Lady / Christine Boland / Handmade Skin Care/Soap 
  56. Grevillea Design / Jennifer/  Fashion/ Womens/Textiles/Homewares  
  57. Grubby Princess / Dani Higgins / Illustration/Prints 
  58. Handmaiden Vintage / Laini Byrne / Textile/Home wares 
  59. Hanna Bannah Designs / Lee Metcalf /  Children's/Clothing  
  60. Happily Ever Afternoon / Jo Dyer/  Illustration/Prints 
  61. Hare and Tortoise / Haylee & Jade/Children's/Textiles 
  62. Hay Creations / Melanie Hay / Jewellery/Silversmith 
  63. Helen Paisley / Helen Paisley / Accessories/Jewellery 
  64. Honey Bee Goods / Wyan McAlister & Kyle Rodenby /Jewellery/Wooden/Wooden Clocks
  65. Hunter Belle Cheese / Tania & Geoff Chesworth / Artisan Food/ Cheese 
  66. HUNTER HERITAGE GOURMET FOODS / Ann Cummings / Artisan Food 
  67. I made a Thing /  Emma Rothafpel / Recycled/Wearable Art 
  68. Ike & Fly/ Sally Doe/ Hats/Vintage Fabrics                                  
  69. Into the Woods / Row Morrison/ Jewellery/Children's 
  70. IsAvA Designs/ Katrina Holden/ Jewellery/ Fabric Inspired
  71. Jean Jensen / Jean Jensen /Textiles 
  72. Jennie Phillips/ Zephyr Graphics/Stencil Art
  73. Jessica Dawes /  Jessica Dawes /  Textiles/Christmas/Fabric Wreaths 
  74. John Earle Painting / John Earle/  Painting 
  75. Julie Woods/ Julie Woods/ Textiles
  76. Katerina / Katerina / Fashion/ Women's
  77. Kemps Creek Flowers / Patrick/ Fresh Flowers
  78. Kes Harper / Wearable Art/ Recycled Tin Jewellery                                                                                                                                                                             
  79. KW Creations/ Natalie Setz/ Handmade Candles
  80. La Maison d'Isabelle/  Isabelle Anne/  Children's/Home wares
  81. Lhami/  Natalie Mitchell/  Handmade Organic Skincare
  82. Lilac & Snow/  Kathryn Hutchins/ Jewellery/Vintage Inspired
  83. Little Paper House Press/  Paula Marchant/  Illustration/ Cards
  84. Macaroons/  Anita Jones/  Artisan Food/ Macaroons     
  85. Michelle Anne Art/ Michelle/  Illustration/ Photography
  86. Mill Creek Vineyard/ Helen Gillard/  Artisan Food/Wine
  87. Miss Lulu/ Brianna Brent/ Fashion/ Women's
  88. Monkey & Bee/ Christine Rutherford/  Textile Arts/Home wares
  89. Monsoon Living/ Tasha Ireland/ Handmade Paper
  90. Nanny Kate/  Amanda Higgins/  Children's/Art/ Prints
  91. Natalie Kube/  Natalie Kube/  Jewellery/Silversmith
  92. Nativa/  Jewellery/Wood/Seed
  93. Never Never/  Anikka Cummings/ Fashion/Handmade Corsets/ Home wares
  94. Oliochi/  Elizabeth & Morag/ Textiles/Homewares/Contemporary/Quliting
  95. Once On Never Off/  Phoebe & Patsy/  Children's/ Clothing/Fashion
  96. Ontherantan/  Ranene Elley
  97. Organic Feast/ Brent/ Artisan Food
  98. Oscar & Matilda/  Zoe Tjanavaras/  Jewellery/Resin/Fabric
  99. Paisleys on Harrison/ Sandra Lee Brown/ Ceramics/ Home wares/ Jewellery
  100. Pick! Me Peachy Keen/  Rachel Millard/ Fashion/ 50s Inspired Pin-up Aprons
  101. Pip Clothing/  Sharlene Hutchinson/  Children's/ Clothing
  102. Pixie Corner/ Face Painting
  103. Plum Tart/  Jessica Padget/  Textile/Surface Art/Home wares
  104. Poffetjes/ Marion Surmund/ Food/ Dutch Pancakes
  105. Polish Paper cuts/  Anna Baba/  Art/Polish Paper Art
  106. Polka Dot Candles/ Annie & Elizabeth/ Handmade Candles
  107. Pouch Handmade/  Zoe Simpson/  Art Works/Vintage Fabrics
  108. Pretty Pickings/ Zoe Silverwood/  Children's/ Clothing/Vintage Fabrics
  109. Princess Scallywag/ Jodie Wallace/ Fashion/Women's/Children's/Clothing/Girls 
  110. Pudding Lane/ Michael Puddings/ Artisan Foods/Puddings/Christmas Cakes
  111. Pureblends/ Jill Ashby/ Artisan Food
  112. Purple Wave Cards/ Nami & Chika/  Cards/Children's/Clothing
  113. Max & Leigha’s Gourmet Quesadillas/ Max & Leigha/ Food/ Mexican
  114. Rochelle Rochelle/ Rachelle Stewart/ Fashion/Men’s/Kids
  115. Rancho Designs / Michelle Smith / Jewellery/Printmaking 
  116. River Flats / Sally Boyle / Artisan Food/ Olives/Oils/Vinegars 
  117. Robynne Lilly/ Robynne Lilly /Ceramics/Art
  118. Rock-A-Bye-Billy / Alicia Bottin / Accessories/50's Inspired 
  119. Roger + Peach / Melinda Morrison / Fashion/Jewellery/Jewellery 
  120. Rumplestiltskin / Hannah Moriarty / Paper Art/Cards/Hangings 
  121. Rustic Flair /Joshua Schoupp / Food/ Asian Inspired Fusion 
  122. Safety Pin Design / Daniel Phelan /Art Works/Vintage Record Inspired//Typography 
  123. Scrappy Bags /Christine Elkin/  Textile/Quilting/Home wares 
  124. Scrounge Art /  arly Brett /Wearable Art/Painting 
  125. Shannon Hartigan Photography / Shannon Hartigan/ Photography/Landscape
  126. Shelano / Vicki Meskauskas/ Textiles/ Quilts                                                  
  127. Sketch & Jones/ Di Jones/ Surface Art/ Fashion/Women's/ Children's/Girls
  128. Skin Doona/ Jess & Julia/Handmade Skin Care
  129. Skyrocket Sews/ Mel Ainsworth/ Fashion/Womens/Childrens/Clothing/Handmade Toys
  130. Slingthings/ Renee Ford/ Children's/Baby’s/Fabric Slings
  131. Slot Together/  Dylan Wood/  Furniture/Contemporary/ Design
  132. Sophie’s Scribbles/  Sophie Lewis/ Illustration/Prints/Cards
  133. Sprocket/ Chelsea D'aoust/ Coffee
  134. steph & gaia/  Stephanie Margaritidis/  Textile/Textile Art
  135. Strip of a Lifetime/ Paula Birch/  Photo booth
  136. Studio Melt/  Ange Hailey/ Jewellery/Silversmith
  137. Superfood Revolution/  Yaron & Sivan/ Food/ Healthy & Delicious
  138. Suzie Bradley/  Suzie Bradley/  Jewellery/Silver/Vintage Glass/Beaded
  139. Sweet Vintage/ Karen Foster/ Children's/Clothing/Girls 
  140. The Girls at TAT/ Jaki and Jayne/ Circus Gear
  141. Tea by Grete/ Grete/ Artisan Food
  142. That’s Gorgeous/ Beverly Deeming/ Mexican/Textiles/Mexican Oil Cloth
  143. The Medicine Tree/ Emily Fittler/ Artisan Food/Tea
  144.  The Side Project/ Nina Barker/  Jewellery/Wearable Art/Silversmith
  145. The Sweet Boutique/ Food/ Petit Cupcakes
  146. Thomas Croft/ Tom Croft/ Painting/Indigenous Artists/Dot Painting
  147. Tillymutz Designs/  Kristy West/ Children's/ Girls
  148. Schloss's Toys/ Tim Schloss/ Woodwork/Children's/Art
  149. Trinket Design/Bronwyn Rippon / Jewellery/Wearable Art 
  150. Wanderlust Clothing /Trish Stenzel / Fashion/Women’s 
  151. Wisteria Designs / Alexandra Kachel & Inga Campbell / Illustration /Prints/Cards 
  152.  Zaza Gozleme / Sam Kaymakci / Food Stall/turkish                      

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Market Festival Stallholder List & Program of events published on November 20th

The Olive Tree Christmas Market Festival will be the biggest market of 2012 with an amazing 150 stalls!! Its going to be an fantastic day with an incredible ensemble of talented artists & designers attending! Olive Tree will publish the full program of events and the stallholder list on Monday 19th of November! Stay tuned for what will be a celebrating of Newcastle's Handmade Community!